Sing like nobody is watching

By Caterina Gismondi ’18

            Get up off of your couch and sing along to a Journey song while using your remote as your microphone.  This is what the characters in this Glee television program make you want to do during every episode.

Glee is a highly entertaining and popular American show created by Ryan Murphy. With 4.67-12.42 million views per season, they have done five seasons with a total of 108 episodes.

Glee has many characters in this show: Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) who is a perfectionist and has dreams to make it to Broadway; Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) who is the star quarterback; Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron) who is the popular head cheerleader; Artie Abrams (Kevin McHale) who is a Glee Club member that is paralyzed from the waist down due to a childhood accident; Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) who is the fashion expert Glee Club soprano; Noah Puckerman (Mark Sailling) who is the football player who is best friends with Hudson; Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley) who is the sassy diva; Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowits) who is the shy yet brash Glee Club member; Will Shuester (Matthew Morrison) who is the Glee Club director and teacher; and Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) who is the head cheerleading coach. Most people can connect to at least one person in this show. They make the characters based upon all of us.

 Glee is a show that represents real life: It is what you would see in every school. The shows takes place in McKinley High School with a bunch of high school students. This school has all of your stereotypes: jocks, athletes, nerds, geeks, etc. There is a group of kids in this school who are outsiders and just want to fit in so they join Glee Club, which is called the New Directions. Glee Club is a show choir club where you sing music and compete. Like most schools, you have drama, memories and bullying.

Glee is a phenomenal show. It has taught me to dream, to be wise, to lead, to be strong, to be brave and to love. Glee has touched not only my heart but millions of other people all over the world.

The show starts off with your average high school showing them around the place, but what you really see in this show is a group of kids connecting with each other coming from all different paths and being a family. These group of people have shared tears, memories, laughter but most importantly what it feels like to be special.  

In every episode there is always a lesson that can be learned. Some lessons are huge like bullying and social appearances.

Glee is one of my favorite shows, and I am proud to be called a “gleek,” which is the Glee fandom name. With Glee, you never lose that feeling of a show getting boring because they bring you music, drama and comedy every episode.

 I would give this show a five out of five stars because it connects with the way the world is today, and it is realistic. There is nothing more real than having a kid in the school feel like an outcast or dealing with drama.  Everyone in school is just trying to fit in, but this show tells us that it is okay to be different, and being different means being yourself, and that is all anyone wants you to be.

Sadly, during the year of 2013, Cory Monteith who played Finn Hudson for many of years died, and they did a tribute episode to honor him. I am very sad to hear that after Season 6 that Glee would be over because it has brought a lot to the table and has done a great job of keeping every episode bright and fresh.

Glee captures your heart in every way possible and also finds a way to leave you at the edge of your seat wanting more.